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Blood Cultures for Mycobacteria

Alternate names:
AFB culture (blood), Mycobacterial Blood Culture
Laboratory:
Referred Test
Test Code:
AFB
Specimen types:
Blood
Container types:
TB blood culture bottleTB blood culture bottle
Collection Instructions:

Myco/F lytic blood culture bottle obtained from Microbiology

Phone 9895 3475

These specimens are especially useful for recovery of Mycobacterium avium complex. (e.g. sepsis in HIV patients and other disseminated mycobacterial infections).

 

Minimum Adult Volume:
1 mL
Frequency:
Daily
Result Turnaround Time:
6 weeks
Laboratory Use Only

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CLICK HERE for a consent form to perform tests not covered by Medicare

TURN AROUND TIMES - When will my result be available?

CLICK HERE for Minimum Labelling Requirements

CLICK HERE for a printable Pathology request form

CLICK HERE for a Log sheet for recording Pathology results

"THE ART OF CCCCOLLECTION"

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